Unpasteurized, unregulated milk sales are illegal in Louisiana. Same goes for cheese. That leaves turning milk into meat or soap as the only legal way to sell a milk product. I am not into soap making but have explored this as a possibility. I do have the knowledge or expertise to make milk into meat by raising either pigs or calves. Pigs may not have as good a market but there is a pretty good opportunity to sell home grown beef without hormones and as little other chemcals as possible. Here a person can raise the beef to market weight and find buyers to that want 1/2 to a full beef. (I have a list of people who would be eagar to buy.) You can raise it to maturity, take it to the slaughter house who will cut it and wrap it to the customer's specifications and then they pick up their meat at the slaughter house after you are paid. The problem of course can be obtaining a good supply of healthy newborn calves since there are very few dairies left in the country. My question is for those of you who have tried doing both: Which of the two, (soap making or beef) is the least time consuming? which is the least amount of work? which will make the most money from the milk?